Marriott Rewards

The hotel loyalty program Marriott Rewards, which counts 33 million members, has swept an awards event honoring the world’s best frequent traveler schemes.

It won the best hotel Program of the Year in both the Americas and in Europe, as well as a further nine awards, the most of any brand at the Frequent Traveler Awards presented November 4.

Gongs for the program included Best Redemption Promotion, Best Earning Promotion and Best Redemption Ability in the hotel category across the Americas, Europe and Africa, and Middle East and Oceania.

Lufthansa Miles & More took the most awards for an airline program, including airline Program of the Year in Europe and Africa, best airline Redemption Promotion in Europe and Africa, best airline Earning Promotion in Europe and Africa, best airline Redemption Ability in Europe and Africa and best airline Elite-level program in Europe and Africa.

Air Canada’s Aeroplan was judged the best airline Program of the Year in the Americas, while Kingfisher Airlines King Club won in the Middle East and Asia/Oceania.

Taj Hotels was awarded the best hotel Program of the Year in the Middle East and Asia/Oceania.

For travelers looking for the best credit cards for loyalty points, Alaska Airlines’ Visa car won in the Americas, American Express Membership Rewards took Europe and Africa and American Express Kingfisher First won Middle East and Asia/Oceania.

AFPrelaxanews - The event was Webcast live, and a recap of the event as well as a list of winners may be viewed online.

2010 FREQUENT TRAVELER AWARDS WINNERS LIST

Program of the Year

The Americas Airline: Air Canada Aeroplan
The Americas Hotel: Marriott Rewards
Europe and Africa Airline: Lufthansa Miles & More
Europe and Africa Hotel: Marriott Rewards
Middle East and Asia/Oceania Airline: Kingfisher Airlines King Club
Middle East and Asia/Oceania Hotel: Taj Hotels and Resorts

Best Redemption Promotion

The Americas Airline: Delta Air Lines SkyMiles
The Americas Hotel: Marriott Rewards
Europe and Africa Airline: Lufthansa Miles & More
Europe and Africa Hotel: Marriott Rewards
Middle East and Asia/Oceania Airline: Singapore Airlines
Middle East and Asia/Oceania Hotel: Marriott Rewards

Best Earning Promotion

The Americas Airline: Air Canada Aeroplan
The Americas Hotel: Marriott Rewards
Europe and Africa Airline: Lufthansa Miles & More
Europe and Africa Hotel: Marriott Rewards
Middle East and Asia/Oceania Airline: Kingfisher Airlines King Club
Middle East and Asia/Oceania Hotel: Marriott Rewards

Best Redemption Ability

The Americas Airline: Air Canada Aeroplan
The Americas Hotel: Marriott Rewards
Europe and Africa Airline: Lufthansa Miles & More
Europe and Africa Hotel: Marriott Rewards
Middle East and Asia/Oceania Airline: Kingfisher Airlines King Club
Middle East and Asia/Oceania Hotel: Marriott Rewards

Best Elite-Level Program

The Americas Airline: United Mileage Plus
The Americas Hotel: Hyatt Gold Passport
Europe and Africa Airline: Lufthansa Miles & More
Europe and Africa Hotel: Starwood Preferred Guest
Middle East and Asia/Oceania Airline: Kingfisher Airlines King Club
Middle East and Asia/Oceania Hotel: Hyatt Gold Passport

Best Loyalty Credit Card

The Americas: Alaska Airlines Visa
Europe and Africa: American Express Membership Rewards
Middle East and Asia/Oceania: American Express Kingfisher First
Loyalty Leadership Award
Hyatt Gold Passport
SAS EuroBonus